Pecan Praline Honey Butter

A scrumptious twist on honey butter, this Pecan Praline Honey Butter is laced with cinnamon and vanilla and studded with toasted pecans, making it the perfect spread for dinner rolls, pancakes, waffles, sweet potatoes, and more!

Pecan Praline Honey Butter with text overlay.


Stop the presses, y'all. Today I'm sharing one of those recipes that's so easy I almost feel bad calling it a recipe. But, despite its effortless simplicity, it's one of the best darn things you'll put in your mouth this holiday season...Pecan Praline Honey Butter!

Honey Butter recipe spread on a dinner roll.


This Honey Butter recipe requires just six ingredients: butter, honey, toasted pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.

But those basic ingredients magically transform into something that tastes like -- wait for it -- buttered pecan ice cream. Seriously.

But since we're talking about a flavored butter here, it's socially acceptable to eat it for breakfast!

Aerial view of Honey Butter in bowl, studded with pecans.

Ways to Enjoy this Honey Butter

May I present to you exhibit A, my family's beloved Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Waffles? Cinnamon/pecan/honey butter + pumpkin waffles? A match made in heaven, friends.

But this Pecan Praline Honey Butter would be equally delightful on plain or flavored pancakes or waffles. Gingerbread or sweet potato pancakes would be divine.

Melting over a stack of waffles.

Not to be outdone by breakfast time, this Honey Butter recipe also has a place at the dinner table. I can assure you that your next baked sweet potato will be more than happy to take one for the team and soak up some of this sweet, melty goodness.

Pecan Praline Honey Butter recipe melting over a sliced sweet potato.

And as for those soft, fluffy dinner rolls that are destined to grace your holiday table this Thanksgiving and Christmas? Well, take them up a notch or ten with a (very liberal) smear of this sweet and flavorful Pecan Praline Honey Butter.

Back when I was a kid, I learned from my Oma in Germany that the layer of butter should be just as thick as the bread upon which it's, as y'all can see, I'm working hard not to let her down. 😉

Either way, you'll soon discover that this particular Honey Butter is so amazing that it would make for happy eating with a spoon, no dinner roll required.

Close-up of Honey Butter spread on dinner roll.

So please...if you only try one new recipe this month, make it this one.

That's a hard thing for me to say, because I want you to try ALL of my recipes, but I really think that this is one you would come back to time and time again. It's just so easy and so darn good.

In fact, I've already decided that it's going to become a family tradition to accompany our homemade dinner rolls each holiday.

And I'm pretty sure my kids will boycott my famous pumpkin waffles from here on out unless I simultaneously whip up a bowl of this Honey Butter to top syrup required!

Aerial view melting over waffle.

But you know what? I'm okay with that. Because any time I'm requested to make a batch of Pecan Praline Honey Butter, you can bet I'll be spreading some buttered pecan "ice cream" on my morning toast. As everyone knows, happy Mama equals happy family... 😉

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Pecan Praline Honey Butter in bowl and spread on roll.

Pecan Praline Honey Butter

A scrumptious twist on honey butter, this Pecan Praline Honey Butter is laced with cinnamon and vanilla and studded with toasted pecans, making it the perfect spread for dinner rolls, pancakes, waffles, sweet potatoes, and more!
Course: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 servings (Approximately 1 ½ cups)
Calories: 90kcal
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  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Measure out pecans and then finely mince. Spread minced pecans in a thin layer on sheet pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, watching carefully to prevent burning. Allow to cool completely.
  • Blend softened butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until completely combined and smooth. Stir in toasted minced pecans. Serve at room temperature.


Alternatively, you may scoop the Honey Butter onto a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper, shape it into a log, roll paper tightly, and twist the ends. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into ½-inch slices.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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    1. Hi Janet! Starting with unsalted butter allows you to control the saltiness of your final honey butter. But you may certainly use salted butter and then just adjust (decrease or omit) the added salt accordingly (to taste). 🙂

  1. I made this recipe for last year's thanksgiving to accompany my cornbread souffle and people LOVED it. I will definitely be making this again (for years to come). Thank you for the delicious recipe! 🙂

    1. You're so welcome, Kim! Your cornbread souffle sounds delicious...and what a yummy combo with this flavored butter!

  2. wow....yep, this sounds pretty incredible! I love compound butters, I will be trying this for sure!

    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! This recipe is probably the tastiest sweet compound butter I've ever made...very yummy. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      Oh my goodness. This was such a hint at our black Friday lunch. I made several butters, and your went over the best. I served the butter with nilla wafers, blondies,and chocolate pound cake.
      Thank you so much for sharing.